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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
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ICE appeals victim rights case to Supreme Court

As reported by the FCPA Professor last week, Costa Rica’s Instituto Costarricense De Electricidad (ICE) filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court in November.

In its Petition, ICE asks the following question, “Whether a crime victim who is denied rights conferred by the federal Crime Victims’ Rights Act has a right to directly appeal the denial of those rights?”… Continue Reading

What should we think about Honest Abe’s bribery?

Lincoln on his death bed was called a ‘man for the ages.’ The new film about his life is likely to be one for the ages.

A top critic said: “Go see this movie … ‘Lincoln’ is a rough and noble democratic masterpiece — an omen, perhaps, that movies for the people shall not perish from the earth.”… Continue Reading

China leader warns name droppers

Days after being appointed to China’s seven-member Politburo Standing Committee, Zhang Gaoli (pictured) publicly pledged not to abuse his new position or let others abuse it on his behalf.

The former Tianjin Party chief said, “From now on, if there is anyone who claims to be my family, relatives, friends, or my colleague and quotes my name, no matter whether it’s true or false, I have three instructions: Do not host them, do not provide convenience, and do not do anything for them.”… Continue Reading